... In fairness, the Mexicans were maybe being prudent in making a temporary surrender, er, withdrawal.
Per my buddy at the Museum of Arizona History - At the time the Mormon Battalion headed towards Tucson, the garrison in Tucson was a shadow of the force the Spanish kept there in the past - between 30 to 40 reuglars supplemented by a similar number of part-time militia. Most of the regulars were effectively militia themselves, holding down part-time jobs in the small town of Tucson or prospecting for gold or silver in the wilderness of Southern Arizona.
I think discretion would be the better part of valor in this case. There are a few Mormon Battalion monuments scattered around southern Arizona, including the presumed site of The Battle of the Bulls.
In fairness, the Mexicans were maybe being prudent in making a temporary
surrender, er, withdrawal
Tony musta grew up with JOHN KERRY...sounds just like him.